• The ability to set goals, to show up and give
    your best to find out where your talents can take you
    is one of the greatest gifts we have.

    Photo: Robin Toma
  • We build friendships and
    strive further than we could ever
    accomplish or enjoy alone.

    Photo: Robin Toma
  • Soccer teaches life skills to come back
    from all of the roadblocks our journey’s encounter.
    It gives girls and boys a sense of purpose.

    Photo: Russell Watkins – Department for International Development
  • A soccer ball inspires happiness,
    creativity and friendships.
    The Women’s World Cup
    sends a positive global message
    that girls are capable and important.

  • The World Cup brings
    glimmers of hope to those who are
    silenced and an awareness
    or potential awakening to
    those who force the controls.

    Photo: Photo Source Unknown
  • Girls and women are often victims.
    They have less access to get out
    of desperate situations.
    Soccer can radically change
    their sense of self worth and focus.

    Photo: John Walker


Creating Positive Change for Girls & Women
On and Off the Field

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“Kwikw”  Eagle with Soccer Ball, Fundraising Silver Pendant by Olympic Medal designer Corrine Hunt, and jeweler, Sandra Bars

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Creating Changes On & Off the Field

Welcome to Equal Play. You don't have to be a soccer fan to see the importance of girls and women being treated fairly on a global scale. We invite you to visit through our pages to become more aware of the obstacles girls face that most people take for granted as normal in our own back yards and abroad. We also encourage you to make a difference by questioning and orchestrating changes in your own neighbourhoods. Join our campaign by passing on our message, encouraging equity and donating or sponsoring programs that will open opportunities for girls and women in all aspects of their lives.

In the News

Le Demolition!

    France soccer fans get behind their team in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. (Carrie Serwetnyk photo) By Carrie Serwetnyk RIO DE JANEIRO — The moment I walked off the plane in Sao Paulo a woman in a scant bikini handed me a Budweiser. Bem-vinda! She pretty much set the tone for the World Cup fan experience. The buzz is escalating in Rio after Costa Rica’s stunning upset over the Azzurri. I
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Carrie Serwetnyk: The wet and warmth of Rio at World Cup

  East Van Romero family at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.   Photo and story  by Carrie Serwetnyk RIO DE JANEIRO — Thursday was a rain day at the World Cup. I felt like I was back in Vancouver. We all searched for televisions since the giant screen on the beach in Rio had lost its appeal. There were smaller bars on the beach with canopies where the wind and rain whipped through and
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Soccer icon heads to seventh straight World Cup

Jun 16, 2014 Soccer icon heads to seventh straight World Cup World Cup blogger:  Former Canadian soccer star Carrie Serwetnyk is at her seventh straight FIFA World Cup in Brazil, blogging for canada.com and The Vancouver Sun. Mississauga News By Iain Colpitts MISSISSAUGA — Carrie Serwetnyk, a Mississauga-raised soccer star who became the first woman inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame,
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By Carrie Serwetnyk: Marea Roja!

Photo and Story by Carrie Serwetnyk   RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil — The Chileans are going berserk around me. They are singing ‘Ole Ole Ole Chile Chile!’ and a Spanish version of “If you’re happy and your know it.” They just dethroned Spain from the World Cup 2-0 in Rio at the famous Maracana Stadium. I am in an outdoor bar on the beach at Copacabana where thousands of ticketless fans have descend
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By Carrie Serwetnyk: The Extraordinary Dance

Photo and story by Carrie Serwetnyk Rio de Janiero, BRAZIL — The FIFA World Cup is a massive Halloween party. The best part of this extraordinary dance is the fans dressed in their own patriotic drag. I’ve just arrived now at my seventh World Cup since 1990 and the thing that stands out for me are the people I expect to meet, groove with, chant with and philosophize with on their sporting sorrow o
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The Equal Play team is thrilled to be working with by Olympic Medal designer Corrine Hunt & Jeweller Sandra Bars, in producing this beautiful sterling silver pendant as a symbol of equality and the rights of women and girls on and off the field.